Since its inception, Tanzania Media Pactitioners Association, which inherited Tanzania Journalists Alliance (Tajoa) activities, is still executing the freedom of expression, press agency, media projects and supporting journalists who are assaulted while on duty.
The following are some of our tangible outputs:
- Organizing and supplying of free weekly newspapers to inmates in Njombe Region, Tanzania. This has attracted a total of 1, 158 copies to 300 prisoners who were not having any source of information. This was special progamme that lasted for six months; from October 2012 to March 2013
- So far, Tampa (the then Tajoa) has also distributed over 20, 000 newspapers to seven primary school pupils in Njombe, where by a total of 3,892 youngsters enjoyed this service from June to November, 2012.
- Supported and facilitating the formation of the Njombe Press Club as a partner in the promotion of press freedom in the southern highland areas.
- Intervened and provided supports to safety of three assaulted journalists in Makambako and Mbeya. They were caught and interrogated by Police while on duty.
- Facilitated financial and legal support to Maxence Melo, Freedom of Expression Defender and Managing Director of www.jamiiforums.com who was detained by Police and sued by the state. Jamii Forums is the world leading Swahili forum that engages people in different countries. It has more than 1,000,000 users daily.
- Posting articles (stories and features) daily on our Facebook page) with more than 3,600 friends. Tampa Facebook – www.facebook.com/tampatza – apart from being like an online newspaper, it is also a source of news tips, features and pictures media house as they use it as hub of information.
- Tampa (the then Tajoa) has paid training fees for two young men who were interested in pursuing journalism. They were trained on basic journalism. Now they have started contributing to various daily newspapers in the country.
- Being a press agency, Tampa is still preparing and circulating free exclusive stories, features and pictures – for free to different media houses.
- Tampa (the then Tajoa) has been the host of International Media Ethics Day (IMED) in Tanzania – which is taking place yearly- on every September 20th – 2014
- Tampa has been invited in various national and international forums, conferences and workshops in different countries in the world. The recent one being The World Conference on Tobacco or Health held in Cape Town, South Africa.